Third book in the series.
Continuing on from "Don't Tell My Mum". It's now 1977 and we follow Alex through the twists and turns of growing up and leaving home, from the engagement party that she doesn't really want, through to the wedding that has nothing to do with the bride and groom at all and ending with a baby that was planned but 'not supposed to happen for another year'.
Among all the events are the ever present strange family. the attention seeking, all singing mother who can now buy a hat and be centre of attention at the wedding, the father, paralyzed with fear at the thought of walking down the aisle and giving a speech and the little brother who is still of a nervous disposition but has now swapped Avon collecting for drinking at age nine.
We also meet the in- laws who are even stranger and make the first family seem almost normal. Throw in a house full of slugs, shoplifting pensioners, patronising doctors, ill fitting hospital gowns and hallucinating sisters in law and you get some of the picture. If you liked the first books this one should give you a giggle.
"My mother said she would write me a note to get me out of being a witness,I told her it was Crown Court , not P.E"
"Terence was still in the closet at this point but the door was almost hanging off it's hinges"
"I told my mother you had to suffer to be beautiful, she said she wouldn't bother, she'd managed this long, she'd stay as she was".
Can be read as a stand alone book but to appreciate fully should be read as a series.
Book Four "Don't Know Where She Gets That From! " (Adventures in Parenting) available to download now.